June 24, 2011 Council Minutes
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The Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago
 
M I N U T E S
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

June 24, 2011

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

 


 

Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
Greg Andrews
Terry Desmasdon
John Hansuld
Gary French
Ken Williams
E.A. (Ted) Christie (arrived at 10:00 a.m.)  
John Seagram (arrived at 10:00 a.m.)
Rick Zanussi (arrived at 10:00 a.m.) 
Ian Mead
Grant Walker

Staff Present:
Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk

1.         CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. and commenced with the singing of the National Anthem. 

2.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

11-080
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on May 20, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

3.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

11-081
Moved by Councillor Hansuld 
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Reports of the Chief Administrative Officer as distributed.

Carried.

4.         REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES  

           i) ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
              STURGEON BAY FUNDING APPLICATION

11-078
Moved by Councillor Mead 
Seconded by Councillor Williams 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago certifies that: 

  1. The information provided in the Showcasing Water Innovation (SWI) Fund application for Remediation of Sturgeon Bay, including all enclosures, is accurate to the best of our knowledge;
  2. The Township of The Archipelago consents to the Ministry’s collection of the information as contemplated under the Application Guide and the Application Form for the uses contemplated thereunder;
  3. The Township of The Archipelago understands that the information contained in the application including the Application Form, attachments and additional documentation once submitted to the Ministry in connection with SWI may be required to be disclosed by the Ministry pursuant to a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act;
  4. The Township of The Archipelago understands the information contained in this application may be disclosed to third parties for evaluation purposes;
  5. The Township of The Archipelago consents to the public disclosure of the applicant’s name, location/address, telephone number, e-mail address, web site address, description of project and funding amount, if applicable;
  6. The Township of The Archipelago has read and understands the information contained in the Application Guide, Application Form and all supplementary documentation;
  7. The Township of The Archipelago agrees to all of the terms of the application process set out in Section A.1 of the Application Guide.

Carried.  

              ii) ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
                  STURGEON BAY WATER QUALITY

11-079
Moved by Councillor Mead 
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago has been working to address the water quality concerns of Sturgeon Bay for over 10 years;

AND WHEREAS the Township is confident it has sufficient information and knowledge to proceed with a remediation plan for Sturgeon Bay;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago apply to the Showcase Water Innovation (SWI) Funding Opportunity under the Province of Ontario.

Carried.  

          iii) ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
               GEORGIAN BAY BIOSPHERE RESERVE

               SPECIES AS RISK PROGRAM

11-082
Moved by Councillor Mead 
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago authorizes a contribution of $2,500 for each of two years, 2011 and 2012, to the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve for a Species at Risk Program for area municipalities.

Carried.

5.         CORRESPONDENCE

           i)
COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-083
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the June 2011 Council Correspondence listing.

Carried.

6.         OTHER BUSINESS

i )         PROPOSED SALE OF CROWN RESERVE
            Ambrogi, Patricia and Yanson, George
            Part Island B704 (McLaren Island) Cowper

11-084
Moved by Councillor French 
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry of Natural Resources be advised that Council has no objection to the sale of a portion of Crown Reserve fronting Location DA37 on Island B704 (McLaren Island), in the geographic Township of Cowper.

Carried.

ii)         MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS ACT, SECTION 80
            TOWNSHIP OF HEAD, CLARA & MARIA 
            TOWNSHIP OF PERRY

11-085
Moved by Councillor Hansuld 
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago supports Resolution No. 20/05/11/007 of the Township of Head, Clara & Maria, the Municipality of Elizabethtown-Kitley and The Township of Perry, to request the Province of Ontario to amend the Municipal Elections Act to ensure that municipal representatives and candidates are held to the same standard as their Provincial counterpart with regard to penalties for non-compliance of financial reporting requirements;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the The Honourable Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the Township of Head, Clara & Maria, and the Municipality of Elizabethtown-Kitley.

Carried.

iii)        WASTE DIVERSION RATES 
             TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH FRONTENAC

11-086
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago supports in principle the Township of South Frontenac Resolution dated June 7, 2011, and its goal of reducing the quantity and type of material entering the waste management stream;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago requests that the Provincial Government introduce legislation that would promote businesses to both minimize the amount of material used in the packaging of their goods and further, to encourage the use of recyclable or compostable materials in the packaging of the said goods sold in Ontario.

Carried.

iv)        REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL – DECEMBER 2011

11-087
Moved by Councillor French 
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council scheduled to be held on December 16, 2011, be changed to December 2, 2011, due to building renovations.

Carried.

7.         BY-LAWS

          i) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
             KENNEDY, William

11-34
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon 
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 11-34, being a By-law to declare to be surplus and to stop up, close and sell a certain allowance for road set out and described as part of the original shore road allowance lying in front of Lot 26 in Concession 4, in the geographic Township of Harrison, now in the Township of The Archipelago, in the District of Parry Sound, designated as Part 4 on Plan 42R-19324 and Part 6 on Plan 42R-12998, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 24th day of June, 2011.

Carried.

Ward 4 Councillors arrived and took their seats at Council.

8.         DEPUTATIONS

           i)  TOWN OF PARRY SOUND 
             CANADORE COLLEGE INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

Mayor Jamie McGarvey and CAO Rob Mens of the Town of Parry Sound, addressed Council regarding the Town’s request for a financial contribution towards the capital costs incurred for the Canadore College project. Council was informed that the Township of Seguin based its contribution of $74,000 on permanent population and on specific capital expenditures. The Township of McDougall has also made a $25,000 commitment based on a figure it determined and will spread the payment over four years.

Council raised the point over the lack of the Town’s interest in seeking the Township’s involvement in the planning of the project, yet is seeking financial support from the municipality. Council, at this stage, indicated that it is tending to support the methodology selected by the Township of Seguin to determine its contribution.

The Reeve thanked the Mayor and CAO for attending and explaining the position of the Town and indicated that Council would discuss the request later in the meeting.  

         ii) GEORGIAN BAY BIOSPHERE RESERVE
            “STATE OF THE BAY” PROGRAM

David Bywater, of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, gave Council a brief overview of the State of The Bay program. At this stage, the program is just beginning and the goal is to get public input into the creation of the factors that will be monitored and rated in the report card that will show the health of the Bay in the various communities from the Severn to McGregor Bay.

Council questioned and asked what the goal of the report card was and expressed concern that it might be used to delay the implementation of mitigation measures.

9.         COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT

Council recessed for a meeting of the Committee of Adjustment, and Lunch.

Council resumed business at 1:30 p.m.

10.       CLOSED MEETING

11-088
Moved by Councillor French 
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 1:31 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with property and personnel issues.

Carried.

11.       OPEN MEETING

11-089
Moved by Councillor Walker 

Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 1:52 p.m.

12.       OTHER BUSINESS

v)         TOWN OF PARRY SOUND FINANCIAL REQUEST 
            CANADORE COLLEGE PROJECT

11-090
Moved by Councillor Christie 
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of The Archipelago give a one-time financial contribution to the Town of Parry Sound in the amount of $10,000, to be paid out over two years.

Carried.

The financial support given by Council to the Town is based on the eligible capital expenditures identified by the Township of Seguin in its submission, and is greater than the amount would have been if solely calculated on permanent population.

vi )       CANADORE COLLEGE BURSARY

Council directed Councillor Desmasdon and staff to explore the establishment of a bursary for Township residents who might attend the Parry Sound Campus of Canadore College.

vii) TOWNSHIP OFFICE RENOVATIONS

Reeve Ketchum directed staff to present to Council the background and costing estimates for the proposed office renovations, at the July Committee meeting.

viii)      SEPTEMBER 2011 HEADS OF COUNCIL MEETING

Reeve Ketchum informed Council that The Archipelago would be hosting the next Heads of Council meeting in September.

ix)        FONOM CONFERENCE

Reeve Ketchum indicated that the hosting of the FONOM Conference locally will take place and that he has recommended that Councillor French be a presenter to talk about Strategic Planning.

x)         PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT

The physician recruitment program was discussed at the last Heads of Council meeting and the issue appears to becoming more complex, with two factions still trying to determine which direction this program should head.

xi)        SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Reeve Ketchum reported on the meeting he attended where Minister Duncan spoke on a wide variety of issues from the Species at Risk legislation to Green Energy.

xii)       GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE CITIES INITIATIVE CONFERENCE

Reeve Ketchum reported on the recent Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Annual Conference in Niagara Falls and his discussions with the U.S. Chair of the International Joint Commission.

xiii)      MOON RIVER METIS COUNCIL

Council directed staff to Council’s regrets to the invitation received from the Moon River Métis Council.

ix)        ONTARIO CAMP OF THE DEAF

Councillor Mead updated Council on the Ontario Camp of the Deaf issues.

13.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW 

11-35
Moved by Councillor Walker 
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

THAT By-Law Number 11-35, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 24th day of June, 2011.

Carried.

14. ADJOURNMENT 

11-091
Moved by Councillor Hansuld 
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 2:50 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO 

 

________________________                  ____________________________

Peter Ketchum, Reeve                               Stephen P. Kaegi, CAO/C
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